Update: On Sunday, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton had a “date night,” which the former gave us a glimpse of in her Instagram stories. The date was actually to the 2020 People’s Choice Awards, though Stefani wasn’t allowed in because of COVID-19 restrictions. Regardless, we were finally able to get a better view of Stefani's engagement ring. After taking a closer look, Andrew Brown, the CEO of WP Diamonds, says that it “appears to be a six or seven-carat radiant diamond ring with trapezoid side stones.” According to Brown, the ring could cost anywhere between $250,000 and $300,000 — even more if it came from a luxury jeweler like Harry Winston or Graff.
This story was originally published on October 27, 2020.
On Tuesday, after five years of dating and plenty of engagement rumors, former No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani and her co-star on The Voice Blake Shelton are officially headed down the aisle. The couple, who met on the set of the popular competition show in 2014, posted matching photos on Instagram, showing them kissing in what appears to be an office in the back of a church... while wearing matching trucker hats.
Stefani captioned her photo, “Yes please!” with an engagement ring emoji and another of praying hands. Meanwhile, Shelton wrote, “Hey Gwen Stefani, thanks for saving my 2020… And the rest of my life.. I love you. I heard a YES!” It’s in those same photos that we got the first (albeit blurry) glimpse of Stefani’s engagement ring — which looks to be as big as this epic piece of news. (The burgundy manicure is equally wow-worthy.)
After (a lot of) zooming in on the photos, we’re guessing that the blinding ring is made up of a large round diamond set on a slim band. The style is a far cry from either of the two rings the singer wore during her engagement and marriage to Bush's Gavin Rossdale. When proposing in 2002, Rossdale gave Stefani a thick band covered in diamonds, which she paired with two pavé diamond bands. Once they were married, she began wearing a heart-shaped diamond ring on a silver band.
The new rock taking up real estate on Stefani's ring finger, while still very large, appears much more understated and classic than her previous two, which seems apt given the couple’s low-key relationship.
Now, we'll be patiently waiting for a closer shot of the ring.